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Nov 28, 2012 3:00pm PST
with him. the goal here is to grow the economy and control spending. you're not going to grow the economy if you raise tax rates on the top two rates. we're willing to put revenue on the table as long as we're not raising rates. >> so, joy, boehner is not exactly ready to go along with the american people, it seems. >> i think what you just saw there, rev, was a man waiting for bated breath on january 3rd, hoping that every day gets shorter and shorter and shorter as long as we're still in the lame duck congress and tea party members are still there. i think john boehner still has an ounce of fear that he will lose that vote. so he's always watching his right flank. i think boehner will be in a stronger position if we get to january 3rd and there isn't a deal and he can force a deal on his tea party members but this is a guy who still has to message to the right. this deal would have to be made by the congress that just lost the election, the congress headed by the tea party. and it's iron ironic that it lost the election but boehner has to cling to it for now. >> but the american people
MSNBC
Nov 27, 2012 3:00pm PST
of republicans in congress. >> now, dana, when you look at the data out today, it shows the economy heading in the right direction. consumer confidence at a four-year high. home prices increased for six straight months. then when you hear some of the small business owners who met with the president today, they were very vocal in their support of what he's doing. let me show some of what was said after the meeting by some of the small business owners. >> i was very encouraged by the meeting. i felt the president, you know, he really delivered a message of confidence. >> i'm real enthusiastic about president obama and what he's done. >> saying that tax breaks for the rich drive consumers lower down to spend is like saying you can jumpstart -- you can start your car by pouring gasoline on the hood. >> now, soon behind those speakers they'll be negotiating in the west wing. does this work? will this help the president at the negotiating table with the opposition, the republican leadership? >> the opposition responds only to strengths. so to the extent it boosts his numbers for his policy in the
MSNBC
Nov 21, 2012 3:00pm PST
've got to resolve this debt because if we do so, rev, will cause the economy to explode. we will see a resurge in investment, good things happening for the economy. >> congressman ellison, with all of that at stake and clear from every expert that we've heard, it's clear that if we don't solve this problem, if we have the fiscal cliff, if we go over at the end of the year, that we go back into a recession, why would boehner be doing this? i mean, you look at the polls. 49% people polled say keep or expand obama care. only 33% say repeal it. that's the lowest percent for repealing the law since march 10th of 2010. so why would boehner even play with this. >> he's afraid of the special interest. remember, they were spending $14 million a day to lobby against obama care, which i'm glad we've embraced that term. the reality is the special interests who don't want to pay any tacks or as little as they can, who don't want to reform health care. they are still there. all of those guys who signed those pledges for grover norquist, they are still around. i think the and tea party was a fleeti
MSNBC
Nov 26, 2012 3:00pm PST
is the economic part of this? give me how the economy is impacted by the rates as opposed to what they are saying. >> well, it's a very important question because the argument underlying the republican position is that if you increase the tax rate on the top 2% of households, you'll somehow bring the economic recovery to its knees. well, in fact, that's basically supply side trickle down economics which we've seen time and again is a complete hoax and most recently we have the congressional budget office, the nonpartisan score keeper, telling us that -- allowing those tax rates to expire just at the tippy top there would have no impact on growth next year. so they don't have that. you don't even hear them talking about that anymore. so now they have this vague notion that, yeah, we want to put revenues on the table but not through rates. it has to be through broadening the base. now, if you press them, exactly where are we going to broaden the base, guys and gals in they tell you what they are going to take off the table, not what they are going to put on. >> so they are not serious as far -- if
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